Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

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Falls From Height

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Injuries in Dogs and Cats from Falling Accidents

Common Causes of Injuries

Accidents involving dogs and cats falling from heights can occur in various scenarios, such as balconies or seawalls.

Types of Injuries

The most common injuries include bruising, spinal injuries, and head trauma.

  • Cats: Cats may sustain fractures in the jaw, pelvis, or legs if they fail to correct their posture during a fall.
  • Dogs: Dogs often suffer from fractures and bruising as a result of falling accidents.

Treatment and Immediate Steps

If you suspect your pet has fractured a bone after a fall, it's crucial to immobilise them safely and transport them to a veterinary clinic promptly.

Immediate veterinary care can significantly improve the prognosis for pets injured in falling accidents.